28 September 2016

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Energy Efficiency Tips

Every home needs a strategy to save money out of something. One of the best way to save which we seldom neglect is to save few bucks by using our home energy wisely and accordingly. If you do it right, you'll have good amount for a family holiday. How does it sound?

What can we actually do?

  • Have you heard of LED lights? This is now a good choice to use at home as it is "85% less energy and lasts 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs". You can buy one from 80 - 1000 luminosity depending on what room you will put it. The options are endless you just need to be very keen in choosing one that best suits your needs. 
  • Another no brainer thing to do is to switch off lights and appliances that are not in use. This is often neglected especially when we are too busy with our daily chores. 
  • Use timers in water and home heating. Switch off heating in rooms that are not needed. 
  • If you are living in house that doesn't have a double glazed window (even if you are), close the curtains to eliminate the loss of heat at night (especially on winter). 
  • Have your boiler and other appliances serviced regularly. 
  • If you play musical instruments at home, make sure to switch off those instruments when not in use, put it your guitar  in hercules guitar stand properly, plug off those pianos and digital drums. A simple thing plugged in can consumed 10-20 % energy still. 
  • Reflect back heat by using foil behind the radiators. In that way, heat is bounced back into room. 
  • When cooking, put lids over your pots to conserve energy and even reduce condensation in the kitchen. When boiling water for coffee or tea, boil the quantity you just need. 
  • Be wise in washing clothes. Lowest water temperature is better. To compensate proper cleaning, choose the right laundry soap that will work on cool washing. 
  • Have a proper ventilation at home. Make sure that there's sufficient fresh air around the house. Open window once in a while to avoid moisture and pollutant build-up. 

There plenty more techniques to use energy efficiently. If you know one, please share them on the comment box below. Have a warm autumn and winter everyone. 


  1. Our all windows were open the while summer because we haven't installed AC at the new home yet. Problem is, all dust comes uin as well lol. Great tips!

  2. I have to make sure that lights are off if nobody is in that room. We have some LED lights in our house as well. Little things can make a big saving by turning off lights and unplug appliances that are not in use.

  3. Very practical and doable tips here to save on energy at home which most of us tend to forget.

  4. Great tips. Already doing most of them and will perhaps do that foil thing with the radiator.

  5. Oh, yes, we have started to change all our lights into LED. We were able to save a lot )

  6. Good energy saving tips here! We changed our bulbs to LED lights and have cleaned the window to allow natural light to seep in. We also put our AC on timer so it's not on the whole time. These are little things we've done to help save on electricity.


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